Rift Valley Forum: Plundered Sea – Illegal and Unregulated Fishing in Somalia, Jan. 20 2016 @ RVI Office – Seminar Room
Plundered Sea: Illegal and unregulated fishing in Somalia
Date: Wednesday 20 January 2016
Venue: Rift Valley Institute Office, Seminar Room
Location: Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time 2pm – 4pm
Entrance is by prior registration only. Register here
It is difficult to know how much Somalia loses to illegal fishing by foreign vessels, but estimates range from USD 100 million to over USD 450 million per annum. Illegal fishing costs Somalis jobs in fishing and post-harvest fish processing, and it costs the Somali state revenue that could be secured from landing fees, licenses, taxes and other fees paid by legal fishing companies. Unregulated illegal fishing also causes overfishing, harming the marine environment and destroying local fishing communities.
Join the Rift Valley Forum and Adeso for a panel discussion of the effects of illegal and unregulated fishing in Somalia and the ways in which they can be addressed. This meeting will launch Adeso’s report Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the Territorial Waters of Somalia. There will also be a screening of Adeso’s short film Illegal and Unregulated Fishing of the Coast of Somalia.
Moderator: Rashid Abdi, International Crisis Group
Panellists: Abdi Mohamed Dahir – Adeso, Kifle Hagos – The University of Rhode Island, Bashir M Hussein – Researcher, Pauline Gibourdel – Delegation of the European Union to Somalia